Obituaries

David Bryan Thompson

Feb 23 2007

40 year old David Bryan Thompson of Watertown died Thursday at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville. He was born in DeKalb County and was an employee of Presicion Rubber Company. The funeral will be Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown. Shannon Cantrell and Leon White will officiate and burial will be in the Jones Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service. He was preceded in death by brothers Robert and Randall Hicks and grandparents, Mildred Roberts and Ewin and Ada Hicks. Survivors include his wife, Teresa Bain Thompson of Watertown. A son, Bryan Thompson of Watertown. His parents, Tom and JoAnn Hicks of Watertown. Seven brothers and sisters, Betty and her husband Danny Prater of Smithville, Christy and her husband Lynn Tisdale of Brush Creek, Jimmy and his wife Jane Thompson of Louisville, Kentucky, Joseph and his wife Kim Hicks, Brad and his wife Stephanie Hicks, and Dee Hicks all of Lebanon, and Amy and her husband Elliott Persinger of Watertown. Nine nieces and fifteen nephews also survive. Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown is in charge of the arrangements.

Veta

Feb 23 2007

84 year old Veta \"Pete\" Evins died Friday at NHC of Smithville. She was a homemaker, a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church and the Cumberland Presbyterian Women's Association, and she was active in the local American Cancer Society. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. E.H. Denman and Jonathan Watson will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lemme and Gurnia Luna Robinson and a grandchild, John Richard Foster. Survivors include her husband, John Bill Evins of Smithville. Three daughters and sons-in-law, Cheryl and Brent Foster of Lebanon, Judy and Ron Maxwell of Alabama, and Billie and Gregory Hodges of St. Thomas, Virgin Islands. Five grandchildren, Ginger Wenger of Smithville, Michelle Carson of Lebanon, A.J. Fedak of Alabama, and Erin Hodges and Jesse Hodges of St. Thomas, Virgin Islands. Five great grandchildren, Brady Foster and Evin Dyer of Smithville, Eli and Micha Carson of Lebanon, and Ike Fedak of Alabama. Four brothers, Hebron Robinson of Spencer and Floyd, Gene, and Johnny Robinson of Sparta. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family requests that donations be made to the Lighthouse Christian Camp and New Frontiers, in lieu of flowers.

Josie Ann Jones

Feb 26 2007

79 year old Josie Ann Jones of Smithville died Sunday at her residence. She was a Baptist and a fourth generation white oak basket maker. The funeral will be Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. James Wright, Buford Bain, and Maurice Moore will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Monday from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.; Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.; and Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 11:00 a.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, George Washington and Angie Manus Davis; her husband, Joseph Jones, Sr.; brothers, Dewey, Fred, Thomas, William, and Lonnie Davis; and sisters, Myrtle and Ora Lee Thomas, Hattie Prater, and Stella McBroom. Survivors include three sons, Larry and his wife Peggy Jones of Lebanon, Classie \"Bob\" Jones of Smithville, and Arlin Jones of Smithville. Three daughters, Glenda Stanley, Clara Murphy, and Sharon Barnett all of Smithville. A sister, Mary Mooneyham of Woodbury. A brother, Jake and his wife Ruth Davis of Woodbury. Twelve grandchildren. Eight great grandchildren. Five sisters-in-law, Lois, Mary, Ida Pearl, Christine and Ruth Davis all of Woodbury. A brother-in-law, Homer McBroom of Woodbury. Several nieces, nephews, and friends also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Hoyte Mackie Vickers

Feb 28 2007

83 year old Hoyte Mackie Vickers of Liberty died Wednesday of an extended illness. He was a Cannon County native, a farmer, and a member of the Sycamore Baptist Church. The funeral will be Friday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home. Richard Williams will officiate and burial will be in the Sycamore Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Andy and Vera Overall Vickers. Survivors include his wife, Sudie Burger Vickers of Liberty. One sister, Geneva Judkins of Smithville. A brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Cecil and Wilma Burger of Smithville. A nephew as a son, Ricky and his wife Barbara Vickers of Liberty. Grandchildren, Eric, Kevin, and Elisha Vickers all of Liberty. Great grandchildren, Tyler and Karly Vickers of Liberty. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Woodbury Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

David Sean Cantrell

Mar 1 2007

42 year old David Sean Cantrell of Smithville died Wednesday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was a self employed lawn care worker and a member of the Church of God. The funeral will be Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Donnie Kelly will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Survivors include his wife Darice Hill Cantrell of Smithville. Two children, J.W. and his wife Kasey Cantrell of Smithville, and Steven Cantrell of Smithville. Two grandchildren, Sean Tyler and Peyton Aubrey Cantrell both of Smithville. His parents, Waniford and Kathryn Cantrell of Smithville. Two brothers, Steven and his wife Gloria of Washington, D.C. and Todd Cantrell of Franklin. One nephew, John Cantrell of Washington, D.C. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Visitation will be Thursday from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.; Friday from 3:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.; and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m.

Keith Allen

Mar 2 2007

46 year old Keith Allen of Nashville died Thursday night at Skyline Medical Center. The body is at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Arrangements are incomplete.

Keith Ryan Allen

Mar 2 2007

46 year old Keith Ryan Allen of Nashville died Thursday at Skyline Medical Center. He was a self-employed truck driver and a member of the Church of Christ. The funeral will be Saturday at 3:30 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Virgil Hibdon, Jr. will officiate and burial will be in the Bonham Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. He is survived by his wife, Lisa Mayo Allen of Nashville. Four children, Kevin Allen of Lebanon, Brandon Layne and Chris Allen of Nashville, and Ashley Allen of Smithville. Three grandchildren and one brother, Tony Allen of Nashville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family has requested that all donations please be made to Love-Cantrell Funeral Home in lieu of flowers to help with burial arrangements.

Erma Gertrude Nokes

Mar 2 2007

96 year old Erma Gertrude Nokes of Liberty died Friday at DeKalb Community Hospital. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at the Gassaway Church of Christ where she was a member for over 80 years. Gary Hancock will officiate and burial will be in the Sycamore Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at which time Ms. Nokes' body will be taken to the church for the service at 2:30 p.m. She and her late husband Shelah were the former owners and operators of Nokes' General Store in Liberty. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, Brownlow and Elizabeth Mathis Derting; along with nine brothers and sisters. Survivors include two sons, Clyde Nokes and Rayburn Nokes both of Smithville and two daughters, Dorothy and her husband Sanford Bryan and Oleta and her husband Howard Bullard both of Murfreesboro. Eight grandchildren, Gary Nokes, Nick Nokes, Bill Nokes, Jeff Nokes, Charles Nokes, Derek Bryan, Lisa Lawson, and Linda Dockery. Thirteen great grandchildren and eight great great grandchildren. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Carl M. Foutch

Mar 4 2007

91 year old Carl M. Foutch of Alexandria died Saturday night at DeKalb Community Hospital. The body is at Avant Funeral Home in Alexandria. Arrangements are incomplete.

H.C. Duke

Mar 3 2007

77 year old H.C. Duke of Smithville died Friday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was retired from Ford Motors and a member of the Bethlehem Community Church. The funeral will be Monday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Virgil Hibdon, Jr. and Mike Satterfield will officiate and burial will be in the Hill View Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Edgar Denton and Ollie Durham Duke; a brother, Cordell Denton Duke and a daughter, Kathy Foster. Survivors include his wife of 35 years, Lynn Malone Duke of Smithville. Three daughters, Queta and her husband Dale Seifker, Stephanie and her husband Danny Austin of Michigan and Theresa and her husband Ronnie Turner of Smithville. Nine grandchildren, Blake and Ashleigh Seifker, Sherry Austin, and Danny Austin, Jr. of Michigan, Tia Dillard, Tracy and Rocky Cassity, and Tayla Turner of Smithville, and Deidre and Rob Nelson of Arkansas. Seven great grandchildren. One brother, Dewey and his wife Lois Duke of Smithville. Two sisters, Oleda Pedigo of McMinnville and Brenda and her husband James Bayers of North Carolina. Special cousin, Hoyte Duke of Smithville. Several nieces and nephews and extended family also survive and his little poodle \"Sugar\". Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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